The Book Thief: Discussion Questions

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Expand your study of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak with a question for each level of Bloom's Taxonomy. These questions focus on part four of the novel; each is paired with at least one quote from the text for context and teacher reference.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Hand out the questions as they are, add them to another class or homework assignment, or use them to inspire a longer written assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the instructions on the page are for teachers rather than students; use the included worksheet (found in the materials section) for a student-facing resource
  • The formatting on these pages is not the most beautiful, but the content is decent
  • Some of the questions are a stretch for the category of Bloom's they are paired with
Pros

  • Questions will encourage higher-level thinking
  • Comes with a matching worksheet to give to learners
Cons

  • There is a typo in the instructions; it says listen instead of listed